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Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 4:45 am

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5182959/

A true legend in the music world has passed away.
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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 4:47 am

Really???

That was unexpected to me. Geee... I'm shocked.

I feel like having Georgia on my mind now  Crying
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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 4:49 am

This is a shame  Sad

Had on "Mess Around" as I saw this appear.

My sympathies,

Regards,

Justin  Sad
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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 5:05 am

Now that is sad news.

We will not see his like again.
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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 5:16 am

A true legend in the music world has passed away.

I haven't even heard of him before.

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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 5:20 am

He wasn´t just a great singer, he was a good jazz pianist as well (he could play the bebop in his younger years  Smile/happy/getting dizzy).

For the younger generation, in the originaly Blues Brothers movie he was playing the pawn shop owner, where the band got their instruments from.
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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 5:26 am

I haven't even heard of him before.
That's because you're either ignorant or too young.... He was one of the big ones in jazzmusic, and has influenced many of today's artists....
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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 5:45 am

I knew he was getting up there.

Still it is sad.

Great music player that prospered despite not being able to read a piece of sheet music.

Edit: added link

http://www.cnn.com/2004/SHOWBIZ/Music/06/10/obit.ray.charles.ap/index.html

[Edited 2004-06-10 22:47:11]
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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 5:54 am

I didn't see that one coming.
 
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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 6:04 am

Definitely too bad. A true class-act as far as I'm concerned. Even if it may not be your type of music, his talent and candor should be appreciated by all.

RIP Ray, you'll be missed.
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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 6:14 am

Never saw the man without a smile on his face. That is an accomplishment.
 
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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 6:18 am

I remember an interviewer asking him if he regretted not making more money (or something to that effect).

He responded saying, (paraphrase) "You can only eat so many potato's".

A great, great man. RIP Ray Charles.
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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 6:18 am

Sad news, he was a really great musician.

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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 6:23 am

RIP, Ray Charles. A great entertainer that comforted tens of millions (maybe hundreds of millions) of folks worldwide. As ElectraBob correctly noted, a true legend beyond debate.

Thank you, Ray Charles, for your contributions; your music will always live as other 'trends' are forgotten...Regards, Jack
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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 6:34 am

Def. unexpected. Now there goes a legend.

FlyingBronco05: "I haven't even heard of him before."

That surprises me. Well, anyone else, and it would surprise me. Most people will recognize the guys name anywhere. You might recognize his songs..maybe.


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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 6:42 am

I can't believe about him and he is very good play with the music.
 
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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 6:45 am



Sad News - Great performer.

 
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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 7:00 am

Hate to lose him. His singing made an impact every time I heard it. Ray Charles will be on my mind, and countless others, a long time. Thanks for the good memories.
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Fri Jun 11, 2004 7:20 am



America the Beautiful by Ray Charles.....
http://www.raycharles.com/godblessamerica.swf
 
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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 7:38 am

Man, I just switched on my computer to see this. I can only say one thing... death sucks.

I saw Ray Charles for the first time in "The Blues Brothers", and ever since it has been one of my music favorites. He was not only one of the most influential artists in the past years, I think (the man was too talented, he could do ANY kind of music and still get it right, that's a rare gift), but also a the symbol of a way of life.

Like someone said, you could never see him without a smile on his face. He was a model of how you must always overcome tragedy. He saw his brother drown at age 5, lost his sight soon after, his mother died while he was in the studio, but the guy always kept going, never complaining, always fighting, always winning.

'till next time Ray, we will miss everything about you, and then some more.
 
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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 7:45 am

When he did make with the funeral? Is that plans to make buried him very soon?
 
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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 7:50 am

When he did make with the funeral? Is that plans to make buried him very soon?

I think the most pertinent question is what US$ bill Ray Charles will appear on, and where on Mt Rushmore his face will be displayed.

Maybe they could rename Georgia to "Ray Charles" seeing as all he has done for that state with his big hit.
 
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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 8:27 am

"Hit the Road Jack" & "Busted" are 2 of my favorite Ray Charles tunes. Ray, you still are a true blues legend with me. Rest in Peace, Man. You will be greatly missed.
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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 9:10 am

For anyone interested, here are Ray Charles biggest hits....singles that made it into the Billboard Top 10....

What'd I Say (Part 1).....#6 (1959)
Georgia On My Mind.....#1 (1960)
One Mint Julep.....#8 (1961)
Hit The Road Jack.....#1 (1961)
Unchain My Heart.....#9 (1961)
I Can't Stop Loving You.....#1 (1962.....#1 song of the year)
You Don't Know Me.....#2 (1962)
You Are My Sunshine.....#7 (1962)
Take These Chains From My Heart.....#8 (1963)
Busted.....#4 (1963)
Crying Time.....#6 (1965)

Some National Hockey League Arenas (including here in Detroit) play "Hit The Road Jack" when a visiting player gets a penalty. In his career, Ray Charles had 76 singles that made the Billboard "Top 100"....that is incredible. Elvis Presley had 151 top 100 singles....James Brown has 99.....The Beatles had 72.
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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 11:30 am

Been thinking about "the genius" a little more.

My wife and kids saw him perform outdoors in downtown Reno a couple of years ago. I was on a trip or would have been there. I have been sorry I missed that, and so glad that they went. A good friend caught him at Newport in about 1959 and really introduced me to his music.

It would be hard to explain what an impact "I can't stop loving you" had on popular music in 1962. All music sales went up sharply on the impetus of that one song's popularity. Radio stations would play it during every hour even though it was twice as long as the popular songs of the day.

I have it on very good authority that Ray once hand-flew his own M-404 and may have flown his own Viscount briefly. I loved the commercial with him driving the car. It was for real. He was alone in it, driving on a big dry lake somewhere in the American west and it was filmed safely from above.

I have to go home and transfer my genius after hours album to a CD.
Thanks for the music Ray.
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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 11:47 am

This is all Bush's fault.. (insert long disjointed argument to otherwise ruin thread)

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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 11:51 am

The local Fox station in Cleveland used a wonderful clip, when reporting on Ray Charles' death: it was a clip from 1986 of Ray Charles singing for President and Mrs. Reagan. A very appropriate video piece for this week don't you think.

Well, hopefully, Mr. Charles can see again now, and Mr. Reagan can remember all the good things he had in his life now.

RIP Ray Charles
 
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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 12:04 pm

Heck, they are joyriding in Ray's new wheels! Ronnie's probably teaching him how to shift gears on the Ferrari right now. At least thats what I think. I miss both of those guys. They both made us feel good.
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Fri Jun 11, 2004 12:26 pm

My first thoughts are to stay out of the sewer, but I have honestly recognized and am now appreciative of Russophile's participation in (most) topics and must dip me toes into the effluence.

For the most part, this forum makes me at least think. I value other's ideas and convictions; sometimes I disagree, sometimes I agree, sometimes I'll take a bit of time and do some adjusted perspective. Sometimes, there is a 'law of perspective' (as in the geometric formulation of vanishing points - everybody sees that automatically if they have two eyes that focus as per biological intent; many cannot automatically create vanishing points in two-dimension, like if you were to try and draw something as simple as house).

Ahhh...I'm digressing...back to my appreciation of Russophile's perspective. I am very thankful that his posts remind me that there are actually SOME people that have NO perspective about anything other than their own little out-of-perspective-every-thing-sucks-but-me box. I am truely thankful to be reminded of that because I guess I have been living in a disillusional sphere where most people have at least the ability to present their views, no matter how far on another point of the Compass Rose, seem to make at least a point of view.

So, thanks, Russophile. Your comments about Ray Charles, Mt Rushmore and the U.S. State of Georgia are further testimony to your afflictions (whatever ailes you, being it an irreconcileable hardship, family or political indoctrination, a bad cell here or there, like I said - whatever) and we here on A.net will APPRECIATE you. What do you think, guys and girls?

If even that fails, I will personally write the republican scum-bag whores you refer to in the scum-bag whore of a nation you refer to against campaigning for Reagan's portrait on a twenty dollar bill and suggest YOUR portrait on a zero-dollar bill, which would might be quite appropos, except I really want you to keep reminding me -and I take the liberty to assume many others also- that we're not all that screwed up (at least not as screwed up as you) after all. Regards...Jack
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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 1:21 pm

Yuck.. cough.. choke..gag.. Bleech (more mouthwash!) spit... yep Jeffm... no one ever sang America the Beautiful with as much depth to send chills to your very soul as Ray did. Great photo.

Off to get more mouthwash after saying something 'agreeable' with Jeffm...

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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 1:25 pm

We probably agree on many things, so politics isn't one of them. But we can agree to disagree.  Big grin

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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 1:32 pm

BN747; I wouldn't vote for Ray's rendition of AtB the most 'beautiful' either, BUT I wouldn't gag, either. Lighten up on Jeffie...Ray Charles was cool. Regards...Jack
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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 1:48 pm

Man he was great. When it came to singing he was teh man. Why is it that celebs seem to always pass in two's. Princes Di and Mother Teresa dies within a week and half of each other. Not trying to change teh subject just asking a question without an answer.

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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 2:16 pm



>I didn't see that one coming.<

Neither did he.  Big grin

I was also shocked to hear the news. A truly great artist. They don't make then like they used to.  Crying
 
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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 10:50 pm

Passion, Soul, Feeling...
Ray Charles sang with all of these qualites, he made his music feel alive - it made me feel alive....Listening to an all day Ray Charles tribute on KLAC 570 in L.A. right now, Spine-Tingling music. "I can't stop loving you......" sigh...
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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Fri Jun 11, 2004 10:53 pm

Passion, Soul, Feeling...
Ray Charles sang with all of these qualites, he made his music feel alive - it made me feel alive....Listening to an all day Ray Charles tribute on KLAC 570 in L.A. right now, Spine-Tingling music. "I can't stop loving you......" sigh...
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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Sat Jun 12, 2004 3:41 am

I remember him singing with Sesame Street characters from my youth, early 70's, and I sang You Are My Sunshine with him.. silly memory to have, but still kind of cool.
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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Sat Jun 12, 2004 5:41 am

A GREAT LOSS!!! But he left behind amazing music that will live on forever!!!

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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Sat Jun 12, 2004 10:27 am

Now here is a guy who deserves to be on a quarter. Or a mountain for that matter.
 
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RE: Ray Charles Dead At Age 73...

Sat Jun 12, 2004 10:37 am

Raymond Charles Robinson was an accomplished entertainer who's musical abilities knew no bounds. His passion for life and for music (two in the same, according to him) was surpassed only by his wide, warm smile. Rest in peace, Mr. Charles.
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